Edgar Lungu

Zambia to send home Swapo guerillas remains

WINDHOEK. – Zambian President Edgar Lungu has assured the Namibian government that he is committed to ensuring that the remains of Namibian freedom fighters buried in Zambia are repatriated bac...
Nkosana-Dlamini Zuma

Mixed feelings over S. Sudan peace deal

JUBA/BRUSSELS. – A deal signed by South Sudan’s president aimed at ending 20 months of civil war was given a cautious welcome yesterday, with both sides in the conflict urged to show good faith...
Salva Kiir

Kiir signs peace deal

JUBA. -South Sudan’s president signed a peace deal yesterday to end a 20-month conflict with rebels, but he told regional African leaders at the ceremony that he had “serious reservations”.
Cyril Ramaphosa

SA economic downturn temporary: Ramaphosa

CAPE TOWN. – While South Africa’s economy is on a downward slope now, it will resurge and “go up as it has always done in the past”, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa (pictured right) told journ...
Maman Sidikou

AU condemns Somalia terror attacks

MOGADISHU. — The Africa Union envoy to Somalia on Sunday condemned Saturday’s terror attack in the southern port city of Kismayo which left at least 16 people dead and 30 others injured.
Pierre Nkurunziza

Burundi accused of torturing opposition

NAIROBI. — Burundi security forces used iron bars and acid to force confessions and crush opposition during President Pierre Nkurunziza’s successful bid for a third term in office, Amnesty Internatio...
Julius Malema

Malema blasts Wits VC

JOHANNESBURG. – Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema rounded on Wits University Vice Chancellor Adam Habib yesterday after the suspension of seven EFF supporters and the disqualificat...
unharmed . . . Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai

Army chief survives Boko Haram attack

ABUJA.- Suspected Boko Haram fighters ambushed a convoy carrying the head of the Nigerian army, the military said yesterday, sparking a firefight in which 10 militants and a soldier were killed.
William Ruto

New ICC ruling worries Ruto

NAIROBI. – A ruling by the ICC judges that admits testimony by hostile witnesses against Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto could complicate his case. The DP’s legal and political teams are ...